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Data Breaches

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a controversial data breach security bill yesterday. The Data Security and Breach Notification Act, or HR 1770, establishes more »

CHICAGO – It should come as no surprise that health data breaches are one of the top issues that the industry is currently facing. However, more »

Healthcare data center security mistakes will happen, and the unfortunate part is that this seems to be happening more and more often. The modern data more »

In the wake of the Premera Blue Cross and Anthem, Inc. data breaches, Washington’s attorney general and two lawmakers are calling for stronger data breach more »

The class action data breach lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was dismissed on March 31, with the judge citing that more »

While it may seem that not a month goes by without a massive healthcare data breach taking place, implementing stronger health data security measures can more »

Life Care Center of Attleboro in Massachusetts posted two separate announcements on its website about a potential PHI data breach after the company that stores more »

We are just three months into 2015, and two large scale health data breaches have already taken place. The Anthem data breach affected approximately 78 more »

A data breach bill failed to pass in the New Mexico Senate last week, which could lead some consumers to think that their government potentially more »

The Premera data breach that potentially put the sensitive information, including PHI, of 11 million individuals at risk has now led to five class action more »

Privacy laws and making preparations against data breaches are not just relegated to the healthcare industry, and are in fact some of the top priorities more »

Two data breach bills introduced last week by Rep. Jim Langevin are set to directly compete with previously announced legislation put into play by House more »

No healthcare facility wants patient PHI compromised, let alone by its own employees. However, that is the situation that Florida Hospital is currently working through, more »

Healthcare data breaches can be devastating for patients and the healthcare facility that was attacked. The organization could face severe penalties from the Department of more »

Last week, the Premera data breach announcement further pushed the data security of healthcare organizations into the limelight. The health insurer stated that approximately 11 more »

Data breach notification letters about the Anthem breach are not being sent out in timely enough fashion, according to Senate health committee leaders. Senate health more »

A 2014 IT security audit by the US Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) warned Premera Blue Cross that certain more »

The Premera Blue Cross breach potentially put the protected health information (PHI) of approximately 11 million members at risk. The incident is being called a more »

Employees at Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) allegedly fell victim to phishing scams toward the end of last year, which led to potential PHI more »

Premera Blue Cross announced today that it was the “target of a sophisticated cyber attack,” leading to a health data breach that could potentially affect more »

Current technical safeguards are a critical aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, especially as data breach security concerns increase. Third-party hacking incidents can lead more »

Home health and hospice company Amedisys recently discovered that it had 142 missing encrypted devices during a risk management process. The organization said in a more »

We repeatedly underline the importance of all three HIPAA compliant safeguards in order to prevent potential data breaches from occurring. Having locks on office doors more »

As healthcare data breaches continue to make headlines, it should come as no surprise that patient privacy concerns are also on the rise. Healthcare providers more »

A former Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (BCBSM) employee helped steal patients’ personal information, according to a Detroit Free Press article. In total, the information more »

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